Atlanta Hawks Starting Lineup 2021 Hawks Starting Lineup

16-20, 3rd in East Southeast

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Atlanta remains one of the more intriguing up and coming teams this season, and they made major moves over the offseason. Bojan Bogdanovic signed from Sacramento, and this gives them a sharpshooting small forward to pair with the talented backcourt of Trae Young and Kevin Huerter. This group is going to have some three-point shooters in it, and then you can move to the frontcourt with Clint Capela and John Collins. We didn't see much of Capela down the stretch after the trade, but he is one of the more talented centers that fit right into what Atlanta is building. This is now a pretty solidified starting five, but they do have some bench pieces they can move in and out of the starting lineup. Small forward was somewhat of a changeable position for them, but that won't be the case this year.

Starting Lineup

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POS NAME RATING G MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% DRB ORB TRB AST STL BLK FTM FTA FT% TOV PF
PF Danilo Gallinari D. Gallinari
83
24 21.9 11.7 3.4 8.6 39.1% 2 5 38.8% 3.2 0.2 3.4 1.5 0.5 0.1 3 3.2 93.4% 1.1 1.9
PF John Collins J. Collins
87
36 30.7 18 7 13.1 53.6% 1.4 3.6 38.8% 5.5 2.1 7.6 1.4 0.4 1 2.6 3 85.3% 1.3 3.3
SF Tony Snell T. Snell
69
23 18.3 5.1 1.8 3.7 48.2% 1.5 2.7 56.5% 1.6 0.5 2 1.2 0.1 0.3 0 0 0% 0.6 1.3
SG Kevin Huerter K. Huerter
76
36 32.1 12.1 4.6 10.8 42.6% 2.1 5.9 36.5% 2.9 0.7 3.6 3.7 1.3 0.2 0.8 0.9 82.4% 1.3 2.4
PG Trae Young T. Young
85
34 34.8 26.4 7.7 17.9 43% 2.5 6.6 37.8% 3.4 0.7 4.2 9.4 0.9 0.2 8.5 9.6 87.8% 4.4 2.1

Most Common Hawks Lineups

11 Games
C: Clint Capela
PF: John Collins
SF: De'Andre Hunter
SG: Cam Reddish
PG: Trae Young
9 Games
C: Clint Capela
PF: John Collins
SG: Kevin Huerter
SG: Cam Reddish
PG: Trae Young
5 Games
C: Clint Capela
PF: John Collins
SG: Kevin Huerter
SF: Tony Snell
PG: Trae Young
4 Games
C: Clint Capela
PF: John Collins
SG: Kevin Huerter
SF: De'Andre Hunter
PG: Trae Young
1 Games
C: Clint Capela
PF: John Collins
SG: Kevin Huerter
SF: De'Andre Hunter
SG: Cam Reddish
1 Games
C: Clint Capela
PF: John Collins
SG: Kevin Huerter
SG: Cam Reddish
PG: Rajon Rondo

Atlanta Hawks Starting Lineup Analysis

Young wasn’t the only bright spot from last year for the Hawks, as John Collins showed flashes of future all-star potential as well. The big man from Wake Forest has proven to be one of the better picks of the 2017 draft, putting up an efficient 19.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game a season ago. He flashed the ability to shoot the 3 for the first time in his career, showing that he is willing to work on his weaknesses and will continue to grow his game. Kevin Huerter also had a bright rookie campaign last year playing the role of sharpshooter, as he will look to get his 38.5% 3-point shooting percentage even higher to further solidify his projected role as Trae Young’s backcourt mate of the future.

As for the rest of the starting lineup, the Hawks appear to have two main options they can choose from. They can continue start Alex Len at center, thus keeping Collins at the 4 spot and giving them a size advantage over their opponents. The problem with this, however, is that they will have to force one of their two newly drafted rookies (Deandre Hunter and Cam Reddish) to start out their career the bench. While this wouldn’t be the end of the world, it may be of Atlanta’s best interest to play their young guys as much as possible. Additionally, Reddish and Hunter have enough size to be a small-ball power forward, and this move will let Collins play the 5: the position that probably best suits his current game within the modern NBA.

While the Hawks certainly appear to have the talent level to pursue a playoff berth, that may not be their top priority. With their ceiling this year probably being just competing for the 8th seed, increasing their lottery odds in next year’s draft in order to even further add to their highly touted young core may make the most sense in the long term. However, playoff experience would also be very beneficial for Atlanta moving forward, as it would allow the roster to gain the confidence that they can compete against the leagues best.